Posts Tagged ‘deficit’

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    Baseball Salaries and Taxes

    Apr 14, 11 • 320 Views • No Comments

    There is a connection between baseball and President Obama’s budget proposals. Let’s start with USA Today’s baseball salary database. For 2011, at $32 million, NY Yankees’ 3rd baseman Alex Rodriguez earns the most; #2 is LA......  [read more]

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    Your Budget Proposal

    Apr 12, 11 • 286 Views • No Comments

    Several months ago, the NY Times published an interactive budget exercise. The goal was for each of us to decide how we would deal with a skyrocketing deficit. Now, with President Obama scheduled to present a major speech on his budget proposals, you might......  [read more]

  • The Congress and the Deficit

    Budget Issues

    Apr 7, 11 • 340 Views • No Comments

    There are so many budget issues. How to remember them? You might think of 3 and 8. 3 decisions: 1) The shutdown: There might be a partial government shutdown on Friday, April 8, because Congress cannot agree on the 2011 budget. So far, where necessary,......  [read more]

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    What is Best For Growth?

    Mar 3, 11 • 258 Views • No Comments

    What if the Congress decides to slash spending by $60 billion right now? Prominent economists are again disagreeing. According to Stanford economist John Taylor, we would have a resurgence of business confidence, renewed investment spending and new jobs.......  [read more]

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    Looking For A Reality Check

    Feb 15, 11 • 357 Views • No Comments

    Saying how the U.S. government spends our money, Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein said, “It’s an insurance conglomerate…” His explanation? Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security expenses add up to 2/5 of federal spending. With......  [read more]